Your USC career

Applying for transfers or promotions

Employees apply for staff jobs in Workday. Workday also enables employees to maintain a career profile with experience, skills, training, education and more. Applying for a faculty job takes place in the USC Careers site.

If you are not a current USC employee, visit the USC Careers site to apply for a job.

Your career profile

Your career profile tells your story to the USC community as you explore career opportunities at USC, get “found” by USC recruiters and hiring managers, and build connections with the Trojan Family! All employees, whether or not they are job hunting, are encouraged to complete and maintain a profile. Managers will be able to reference these profiles as they build succession plans. Recruiters will be able to identify potential internal candidates matching the particular skills and experience they are seeking. Note that you must complete at least the “job history,” “education” and “skills” sections of your career profile in order to apply for a job, as these sections will populate your job application.

It’s easy to complete your profile; from within Workday, click on your name in the top right corner, click on View Profile and then click on the Career tab. You can both upload a resume (which will automatically populate parts of your profile) and also manually enter information. Your completed career profile will be visible to your manager, management chain and HR support staff.

Our helpful career profile worksheet will help you start brainstorming what belongs on your career profile.

Your career profile is your introduction to the university community – so remember to keep it current!

For help with updating your career profile, see “Career profile/applying for USC jobs” on the Workday Help site, or contact the HR Service Center.

Applying for staff jobs

Current employees (including faculty, staff, student workers, Resident Advisors, Teaching Assistants, and postdoctoral scholars) must apply in Workday for any USC staff job.

To apply for a job, search for jobs in Workday. From your Workday home page, click Career and then Find Jobs. You CAN search for jobs on our main “external” jobs site – the USC Careers site – but you should not create an account or apply from that site, as this will create duplicate records and force you to reapply.

Note that you must complete at least the “job history,” “education” and “skills” sections of your career profile in order to apply for a job, as these sections will populate your job application – see “Your Career profile” above.

You can also apply for a job via mobile.

For help with applying for a job, see “Career profile/applying for USC jobs” on the Workday Help site, or contact the HR Service Center.

Other Workday features

In addition to maintaining a career profile and applying for staff jobs, in Workday you can also:

  • Easily refer friends to specific job openings
  • Share jobs with friends via social media

Applying for faculty jobs

Applying for faculty jobs takes place in the USC Careers site.